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Writing Successful Grants KnowledgeBase

This KnowledgeBase archive includes content and external links that were accurate and relevant as of September 30, 2019.

The Writing Successful Grants KnowledgeBase is an online resource aiding education professionals in their pursuit of public and private grants to support local programs. Its five elements contain information and resources that assist the grant seeker with developing their project, writing the grant proposal and managing the grant upon its award.

Task 6: Study School Context and Organization

Guideline: Factors impacting a school's environment include leadership, student mobility and retention, facility quality, and a safe and drug free environment. The resources offered addresses some of these topics. Depending the on nature of the grant sought assessing how these factors impact the school and students may be essential.


School Safety Profiler

As noted at its website, "The School Safety Profiler is a free tool to measure perceived safety at your school, so you can reduce or prevent violence. The Profiler is designed to help you meet needs assessment requirements for school safety funds, as well as to guide you in creating a positive school environment."

15 Effective Strategies to Prevent Dropouts

This link is to strategies developed by the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network having the most positive impact on high school dropout rates.

School Culture/Climate Resources

This link is to ASCD resources on school culture and climate. ASCD members can access the full text of all articles upon logging-in to the ASCD website. According to its website, "ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner."

The Challenge of Assessing School Climate

This article from the December 2008/January 2009 edition of ASCD's Educational Leadership publication explores issues associated with measuring school climate.

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